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Time to stand up for GMO Labeling!

I always talk about this…. how recently it seems that we are reading that most breadcrumbs are back into hydrogenated oil (something our bodies don’t process) because they think we’ve somehow forgotten it’s not good for us…. Either that, or perhaps they think we’re no longer reading labels. Which brings me to the topic of the day… According to the Organic ...

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Best Birthday Present EVER! A Blog Facelift!

Happy Birthday to me today, with the BIRTH of a new Blog. Well, a face lift, I should say created by me and Mari-Lyn Harris, a terrific Social Media & Facilitator of Events person who walked me through this entire process. And boy am I a happy girl! If you need her services, email me and I am happy to pass ...

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Leftover Sunday

  So, last night we decided to put together appetizers and pair that with wine. Nice light dinner, then a movie in front of a rip roaring fireplace. One of the things I decided to do was take my original polenta and add parmesan/gouda/sun dried tomato (as a coating). Mmmmm.   So here we are this morning with this lovely ...

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LEARN. COOK. LAUGH. SIP. TEACH.

It’s been a wonderful ‘trip’ so far …. talking with you about things I know having to do with food, wine, events I have created, recipes…. and I have really enjoyed having a place to ‘rant’! Many viewers come here from San Diego Foodies, Encinitas Chop and Sip and Encinitas Chess Club (believe it or not, Chess Players DO like ...

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It’s great to have BRILLIANT friends!

                        In today’s world, it certainly is great to run across new friends that have brilliant ideas! So is the case with my new friend Laura. First off, she’s a New Yorker. So we know that brain is ENGAGED for sure! Secondly, what a BRILLIANT idea! Tired of telling ...

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